Deere & Company has opened an assembly facility in Orenburg, Russia, to provide seeding carts and air seeding tools to customers in Russia and other CIS markets.

"The decision to open this facility is consistent with our strategy to build a manufacturing presence in Russia while at the same time reaching a broader customer base with our world class sales and service organization," said David C. Everitt, president of the Deere & Company's agricultural division for Europe, Africa & South America. "John Deere intends to become a significant player in this important agricultural equipment market," Everitt said. "We aspire to grow our business in the region and provide sustainable results."

Establishing the assembly operation in Russia allows Deere to lower its logistics cost and improve order fulfillment for customers in the region.

Sid Bardwell, John Deere's general manager of Russia operations, said, "With this new facility, John Deere is demonstrating its commitment to our customers of the Russian Federation and our willingness to provide Russian farms with the latest available seeding technology to enhance farm productivity."

Source: Company Release